Inmarsat Fleet Xpress Enhanced supports maritime digital transformation

Inmarsat has launched Fleet Xpress Enhanced, a portfolio of connectivity products to support the digital transformation of the maritime industry.

The world’s oceans can be dangerous and unpredictable but are vital for shipping, food, transport, and research. IoT sensors can help with minimising risks while supporting critical operational and sustainability efforts.

“This latest evolution of Fleet Xpress is not a standard VSAT service – it is a versatile, fully...

Meta looks set to release four VR headsets by 2024

Meta looks set to release four VR headsets over the next couple of years as it continues to push its vision for the metaverse.

According to a roadmap obtained by The Information, Meta will release a variety of headsets spanning various price points.

The long-rumoured ‘Project Cambria’ high-end VR and mixed reality headset is expected to release around September this year. Cambria was originally set to release last year but was delayed due to the pandemic and supply...

Survey: Adoption of digital transformation tech is accelerating

According to a survey of UK leaders conducted by bluQube, the adoption of digital transformation technologies is accelerating.

“So-called ‘future’ technologies, such as robotics or the Internet of Things, have now firmly entered the mainstream for businesses looking to grow and stand out from the chasing pack,” commented Simon Kearsley, CEO of bluQube.

Almost three-quarters (72%) of business leaders report their organisations have adopted mobile technology. An...

Inmarsat finds businesses are not using IoT data effectively

Satellite communications giant Inmarsat has found the vast majority of businesses are not using their IoT data effectively.

For its research, Inmarsat interviewed representatives from 450 organisations across the agriculture, electrical utilities, mining, oil and gas, and transport and logistics sectors.

86 percent of the respondents admitted their organisation is not using the data from IoT projects as effectively as possible.

Mike Carter, President of...

The growth of digitalisation with Industry 4.0

In recent years, significant growth in Industry 4.0 digitalisation has had a major impact on the manufacturing sector.

The shift from traditional, paper-based methods to more streamlined digital solutions is helping all kinds of manufacturers, from textiles and food to pharmaceuticals and industrial chemicals, boost their productivity, reduce costs and thus, become more operationally efficient.

Indeed, in a recent study by Getac and Statista, a quarter of US...

GlobalData: 75% of execs anticipate disruption from automation within 12 months

Three-quarters of executives are expecting their sector to be disrupted by automation within 12 months.

The findings come from research firm GlobalData which calls automation “no longer a distant dream”. Undoubtedly, the pandemic has sped up the adoption of automation as leaders seek to shelter their businesses in uncertain times and adapt to lasting societal changes.

Charlotte Dunlap, Principal Analyst at GlobalData, said:

“The pandemic has shown us just...

Editorial: 10 predictions for the IoT in 2022

As we begin wrapping up the year, it’s time to predict what the IoT industry will look like in 2022.

Seamlessly connected homes

“The US market has seen substantial year-over-year growth in the number of connected homes, and this is expected to continue in the years to come,” analysts from McKinsey said in a recent report.

“However, we're still far from the vision of seamlessly connected homes.”

The emergence of Thread as a widely-backed...

Nokia helps Volkswagen embrace Industry 4.0 digital transformation

Nokia is deploying a private 5G network for Volkswagen at the carmaker’s main plant in Wolfsburg, Germany to help the company embrace Industry 4.0 digital transformation.

Chris Johnson, Head of Global Enterprise Business at Nokia, said: “Nokia is a worldwide leader in private wireless technology for Industry 4.0 digital transformation proven by over 380 large enterprise customer deployments, of which more than 75 incorporate 5G.”

Compared to nimble startups, large...